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1993 European motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1993 European motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the 4 July 1993, at the Circuit de Catalunya. This was the 500th race to contribute to the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship.

Spain  1993 European Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 14 races in the
1993 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date4 July 1993
Official nameGran Premi Pepsi d'Europa[1]
LocationCircuit de Catalunya
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.747 km (2.950 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan
Time 1:48.947
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:49.340
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third United States Kevin Schwantz
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:50.701
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Max Biaggi
Time 1:51.661
First Italy Max Biaggi
Second Japan Tadayuki Okada
Third Spain Alberto Puig
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Takeshi Tsujimura
Time 1:56.699
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Ralf Waldmann
Time 1:57.230
First Japan Noboru Ueda
Second Germany Ralf Waldmann
Third Japan Akira Saito

500 cc race reportEdit

Yamaha allows Wayne Rainey to use a chassis from the ROC team.

Mick Doohan on pole. Rainey gets the start from Doohan and Kevin Schwantz.

Àlex Crivillé crashes out of 4th. Shinichi Itoh touches Doug Chandler’s back tire and crashes out, taking Chandler with him.

Rainey gets a gap to Doohan, then a gap to Schwantz. Rainey credits the wind more than the new frame: “The tailwind down the straight helped the Yamaha’s speed, but coming the other way I was able to use the wind to help get the bike to turn in.” [2]

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Rainey Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha 45:58.314 25
2   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +3.898 20
3   Kevin Schwantz Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +18.992 16
4   Daryl Beattie Rothmans Honda Team Honda +46.625 13
5   Alex Barros Lucky Strike Suzuki Suzuki +55.799 11
6   Niall Mackenzie Valvoline Team WCM ROC Yamaha +55.806 10
7   Juan Lopez Mella Lopez Mella Racing Team ROC Yamaha +1:05.880 9
8   José Kuhn Euromoto ROC Yamaha +1:05.962 8
9   Juan Garriga Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1:36.568 7
10   Renato Colleoni Team Elit ROC Yamaha +1:46.964 6
11   Jeremy McWilliams Millar Racing Yamaha +1:49.221 5
12   Sean Emmett Shell Team Harris Harris Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13   Andreas Meklau Austrian Racing Company ROC Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14   Cees Doorakkers Doorakkers Racing Harris Yamaha +1 Lap 2
15   Luca Cadalora Marlboro Team Roberts Yamaha +1 Lap 1
16   Andrew Stroud Team Harris Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
17   Michael Rudroff Rallye Sport Harris Yamaha +1 Lap
Ret   Bernard Garcia Yamaha Motor France Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Serge David Team ROC ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Tsutomu Udagawa Team Udagawa ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Laurent Naveau Euro Team ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Thierry Crine Ville de Paris ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Lucio Pedercini Team Pedercini ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Kevin Mitchell MBM Racing Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Bruno Bonhuil MTD Objectif 500 ROC Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Marco Papa Librenti Corse Librenti Retirement
Ret   Doug Chandler Cagiva Team Agostini Cagiva Retirement
Ret   Shinichi Itoh HRC Rothmans Honda Honda Retirement
Ret   Simon Crafar Peter Graves Racing Team Harris Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Àlex Crivillé Marlboro Honda Pons Honda Retirement
DNS   John Reynolds Padgett's Motorcycles Harris Yamaha Did not start

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Max Biaggi Honda 43:09.388 25
2   Tadayuki Okada Honda +2.601 20
3   Alberto Puig Honda +3.458 16
4   Nobuatsu Aoki Honda +3.655 13
5   Jean-Philippe Ruggia Aprilia +3.814 11
6   Carlos Cardús Honda +6.489 10
7   Luis d'Antin Honda +14.734 9
8   Wilco Zeelenberg Aprilia +30.893 8
9   Andreas Preining Aprilia +32.577 7
10   Simon Crafar Suzuki +37.442 6
11   Helmut Bradl Honda +42.873 5
12   Jochen Schmid Yamaha +44.854 4
13   Patrick van den Goorbergh Aprilia +50.262 3
14   Bernd Kassner Aprilia +53.657 2
15   Jean-Pierre Jeandat Aprilia +53.960 1
16   Bernard Haenggeli Aprilia +54.089
17   Pere Riba Honda +57.620
18   Jean-Michel Bayle Aprilia +1:14.164
19   Volker Bähr Honda +1:35.478
20   Óscar Sainz Yamaha +2:23.918
21   Luis Maurel Aprilia +1 Lap
22   Massimo Pennacchioli Honda +1 Lap
23   Loek Bodelier Honda +1 Lap
Ret   Eskil Suter Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Alessandro Gramigni Gilera Retirement
Ret   Adrian Bosshard Honda Retirement
Ret   Frédéric Protat Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Alex Sirera Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Loris Capirossi Honda Retirement
Ret   Loris Reggiani Aprilia Retirement
Ret   Pierfrancesco Chili Yamaha Retirement
Ret   Tetsuya Harada Yamaha Retirement


  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1993". 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ Scott, Michael. Wayne Rainey: His Own Story. Page 181. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1997.
  3. ^ "1993 European MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ " · EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1993".

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